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Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

June 30, 2015

Driver Who Struck and Killed Woman in Astoria Turned Himself In, DA Says

Nicholas Colleran, the driver of a hit-and-run, said he had two beers and panicked, the DA said.

Bayside & Douglaston »

June 30, 2015

Thieves Punch Woman and Steal Her Dog, Police Say

The suspects asked the woman about her dog Ginger before punching her and running off with the pet.

Astoria & Long Island City »

June 29, 2015

LIC Flea to Host 'Night Market' During July 4th Fireworks

The market and its beer garden will stay open until 10:30 p.m. on Saturday for the holiday.

Astoria & Long Island City »

June 29, 2015

LIC Arts Group Offers Free Wedding Ceremony for Gay Couple

Local Project will offer up its space for a free wedding ceremony, complete with a DJ and photographer.

Astoria & Long Island City »

June 29, 2015

21-Year-Old Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Astoria, Police Say

Betty Jean Dibiasio, 21, was killed Saturday in a hit-and-run accident near Astoria Park, police said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

June 29, 2015

Queens Kickshaw Launches Ice Cream Cart With Matcha and Churro Flavors

The Astoria restaurant launched an ice cream cart that will be dishing out scoops outside, owner said.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

June 28, 2015

16 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

Get in the mood for the Fourth of July weekend with these outdoor events.

St. George & Port Richmond »

June 26, 2015

15 Things to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend

Pride, an International Mud Day Celebration and a Sports and Fitness Expo for Children are on offer.